From Hei Poa, a video showing the process of making monoï.
Friday is finally here! Our community project for today: pick your poison BWF…wear a perfume with tuberose, gardenia or both.
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
I’m in Tauerville Tuberose Flash…
I could keep this alive as long as cut flowers, right? Brussel's Bonsai 8-inch White Gardenia in Clay Pot: "Your small 4 year old bonsai will arrive at 6-inch to 8-inch tall in a 6-inch container and will perform best outdoors." $35 at Lowes. Harry & David has a nicer looking one (in the image, anyway) for $69.99, or there are two sizes at Bonsai Boy ($49.99 - $69.95).
Perfumers Dorothée Piot and Karine Vinchon-Spehner developed Figment Woman. Its notes include Sichuan pepper, saffron, gardenia, tuberose, jasmine sambac, orange blossom, lisylang (a fractionated ylang ylang), cassia, orris, papyrus, patchouli and incense. Here’s Kevin’s review of this one’s partner, Amouage Figment Man…
Most people, when the weather gets warmer, revert to something cologne-like or citrussy for a scent. My question is, why? If you're going to eat seasonal, you may as well "scent" seasonal too, and if you like your perfumes flowery, as I do, there is an embarrassment of options - from jasmine to rose to sweet pea. But none are quite so perfect to wear in the hot weather as the gardenia.
— Read more at Gardenia's World at Vogue UK.